By Emily Roberts
I always love to buy presents that have a story. What better way to spread holiday cheer to those on your list and those in need than by picking up a present that gives back to charity. There are so many out there, but here are a few of our favorites for any budget.
Adorable hats and scarves for anyone on our list, with a strong mission to helping women in need through sustainable education. Made by women in Uganda and Peru, this nonprofit organization helping train and empower them to support their own families.
Lush’s hand and body lotion is made with fair-trade cocoa-butter, naturally produced and all proceeds,100 percent after taxes, go to the organization featured on the lid of each pot: WaterCan, TreePeople, Amazon Conservation Team and International Fund for Animal Welfare. Starting at $5.95!
The One World Futbol Project has created a nearly indestructible soccer ball that never goes flat and finds a home to a child in need. For every one you buy, a second is sent to kids in need, from refugee camps to inner cities, this is a gift that keeps everyone active.
SOMA’s glass carafe is a way to purify and provide clean water to others. Every filter sale supports charity:water. The fully compostable filters arrive via subscription, so you’ll never forget to replace them and have clean water no mater where you are. Charity water’s website also has dozens of gifts that give back.
The nonprofit FEED was created by Lauren Bush to produce and sell merchandise that raises awareness about hunger and helps feed the world. FEED has developed a partnership with Target to support Feeding America by selling a collection of more than 50 products including bibs, collapsible bikes, and cool gifts like iPhone cases, scarves, jewelry and bags. One $30 messenger bag provides 24 meals for one hungry family.
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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant. Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.
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